Heartwood’s big anniversary – Athabasca Advocate – January 9, 2018

The Heartwood Folk Club approximately celebrated their 20th year with live music as their fall 2017 season-opener Oct. 1.

About 200 people crowded the Nancy Appleby Theatre to see acoustic guitar folk duo J.P. Cormier and Dave Gunning perform. During intermission, Heartwood Folk Club Society board member Richard Zwicker gave thanks to the music club’s artistic director, Peter Opryshko, for all his work putting on shows for the past 20 years.

Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater MLA Colin Piquette was at the show, and presented Opryshko and the society with a certificate of achievement.

Opryshko said that it was “very special” to have such a good crowd, and that the club has survived for so long. “It’s fantastic. It couldn’t have happened without all these good people. They give me more credit than they should, I think.”

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